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Out of the lab and into the frying pan: the future of cultivated meat

Companies have been marketing soy and seitan-based products as ‘meat alternatives’ since the 1970s. But in the last few years, a number of companies have set the bar higher, aiming to create products that replicate the real deal.   Companies such as Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods revolutionised the plant-based meat industry, with reports revealing that retail sales across the alternative meat industry are growing even faster than…

Employer calls to action for this World Food Safety Day

Each year, June 7th marks World Food Safety Day, a day aimed at inspiring action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks. And though many of us take food safety for granted, there are 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses and approximately 3 million deaths annually as a direct result of poor food safety. It has broad and sweeping implications on the world at large, affecting food security, human…

Five consumer attitudes to drive future success for food and beverage brands

The health food market has been growing and evolving at a rapid rate, coinciding with societal factors including the meat-free movement, food intolerances and sustainability. In fact, the CSIRO estimates that by 2030 it will have an annual growth rate of 3.6 percent and have reached $25 billion in Australia alone. Far more than a…

The 5 biggest food trend predictions for 2021

Over the last decade, consumers have shifted their mindset around food in significant ways. While we once favoured convenient nutrition at low-cost, as the rates of chronic diseases rose, consumers began to place greater importance on clean labels and wholesome ingredients. Similarly, as the number of diagnosed food intolerances grew, an increasing number of people…

Pandemic makes quality control and assurance crucial for food and beverage industry

With consumers all around the world currently on high alert when it comes to personal health and safety, there has never been a more critical time for food and beverage organisations to triple check their cross-contamination and hygiene protocols and ensure rigorous quality control is performed. A recent survey by a risk management and quality assurance insights…